Vasco da Gamma station in Lisbon

It’s easy to imagine lifelike situation when two photos with pale pictures on them talk to each other: — Hey, you’ve been on vacation. Haven’t you tanned? — I did but I was saved using Safe for Web after that!

I think that everyone met this problem when using Safe for Web — pics become lighter and kinda pale. Looks like someone mysterious used levels to adjust it.

Sometimes images look pale compared to original when using Save for Web

I am happy to announce that this problem is solvable but not in a very obvious way. In Safe for Web dialog click on the arrow under the buttons on right panel and uncheck Convert to sRGB menu item.

That would do the trick!

Check this if the above method didn’t work (which I highly doubt ;)

Links provided by Sergey. Thanx!